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Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture Announced by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre has announced Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture by Caleb Kelly.

Commissioned in association with the Govett-Brewster’s 2018 exhibition Sensory Agents (August 4—November 18, 2018), this new essay looks to sculptural practices that explicitly employ sound as a medium.

Scholar and curator Caleb Kelly explores the development of sound arts through sculptural form and installation practices, investigating a changing understanding of the nature of sculpture itself and a new perspective on the importance of the senses in our appreciation of the arts.

Caleb Kelly is Associate Professor of Media Art & Art Theory at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Cracked Media: the sound of malfunction (MIT Press 2009) and Gallery Sound (Bloomsbury Academic 2017). Kelly edited Sound for the Documents of Contemporary Art series (Whitechapel Gallery). He is a sought after catalogue essayist and curator. Most recently he curated Materials, Sounds + the Black Mountain College (2019) at the Black Mountain College Museum in Asheville, USA and Material Sound, which is currently on a three year national tour of Australia (2020-2023).

The book will be available for purchase at the Govett-Brewster Shop and online at

Tangible/Intangible: The Sound of Sculpture, Ross Manning, Pixel Points, 2018.